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Summit Junior Hurdle

The Summit Junior Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged three years. It is run at Lingfield Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in December.

It is presently one of two National Hunt events run at Lingfield Park which have graded status. Both of these races, the Summit Junior Hurdle and the December Novices' Chase, are contested on the same day.

Winners since 1988





1988 Take Issue Dale McKeown John Sutcliffe
1989 no race 1989
1990 Oh So Risky Paul Holley David Elsworth
1991 None So Brave Jamie Osborne Reg Akehurst
1992 Dare to Dream David Bridgwater Reg Akehurst
1993 Admiral's Well Mick Fitzgerald Reg Akehurst
1994 Anzum Robert Massey David Nicholson
1995 no race 1995
1996 Serenus John Kavanagh Nicky Henderson
1997 Buddy Marvel Paul Carberry Oliver Sherwood
1998 Hors La Loi III Thierry Doumen François Doumen
1999 Grand Seigneur Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2000 no race 2000–02
2003 Mondul Ollie McPhail Milton Harris
2004 Salut Saint Cloud Brian Crowley Gary L. Moore
2005 no race 2005–06 [1] [2]
2007 Lemon Silk Paul O'Neill Kahlil Burke
2008 no race 2008–09 [2]

1 The 2005 running was abandoned because of frost.
2 The 2006, 2008 and 2009 editions were abandoned due to waterlogging.


  • rte.ie"Lingfield abandoned due to frost" (2005).
  • rte.ie"Cheltenham and Lingfield abandoned" (2008).

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